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Crossing languages : crossing discourses : a corpus-assisted study of "Kulturkampf" in German, Polish and English

(2018) PRAGMATICS AND SOCIETY . 9(1). p.120-150
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Recent studies concerned with historical Germanisms have shown that public discourses in other languages often appropriate German loanwords as frames of reference to interpret political realities and influence collective attitudes. This paper intends to contribute to this new approach by investigating discursive transpositions of the historical Germanism Kulturkampf in the donor language, German, and two host languages, Polish and English. Originally used mainly in reference to government attempts to reduce the influence of the Catholic Church in Prussia/Germany in the 1870s, this term has come to be used in German and other languages to signify conflicts in various political and cultural contexts. Adopting a triangulated and trilateral approach and the method of corpus-assisted discourse study (CADS), this paper examines the use of Kulturkampf in large collections of Internet and newspaper data in German, English and Polish. The results show how the meaning of Kulturkampf has been discursively re-contextualised and appropriated to perform local ideological work in public discourses in the three different cultural contexts.
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historical Germanisms, Kulturkampf, clash of civilisations

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Jaworska, Sylvia, and Torsten Leuschner. 2018. “Crossing Languages : Crossing Discourses : a Corpus-assisted Study of ‘Kulturkampf’ in German, Polish and English.” Pragmatics and Society  9 (1): 120–150.
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Jaworska, S., & Leuschner, T. (2018). Crossing languages : crossing discourses : a corpus-assisted study of “Kulturkampf” in German, Polish and English. PRAGMATICS AND SOCIETY  , 9(1), 120–150.
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Jaworska S, Leuschner T. Crossing languages : crossing discourses : a corpus-assisted study of “Kulturkampf” in German, Polish and English. PRAGMATICS AND SOCIETY  . Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company; 2018;9(1):120–50.
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Jaworska, Sylvia, and Torsten Leuschner. “Crossing Languages : Crossing Discourses : a Corpus-assisted Study of ‘Kulturkampf’ in German, Polish and English.” PRAGMATICS AND SOCIETY  9.1 (2018): 120–150. Print.
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influence of the Catholic Church in Prussia/Germany in the 1870s, this term
has come to be used in German and other languages to signify conflicts in
various political and cultural contexts. Adopting a triangulated and trilateral
approach and the method of corpus-assisted discourse study (CADS), this
paper examines the use of Kulturkampf in large collections of Internet and
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